Pennsylvania State University — Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity and Privacy

Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity and Privacy

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University, as part of a major multi-year faculty hiring initiative in cybersecurity and privacy, invites applications for multiple, open-rank, tenured/tenure-track faculty positions beginning in Fall 2020. We seek outstanding candidates with a strong track record of research to strengthen and complement our current research programs. We are interested broadly in all areas of cybersecurity and privacy, including, but not limited to:

  • Blockchain security, cryptocurrencies, applied crypto
  • Cybercrime and cyber law, dark web
  • Cyber Physical System (CPS) Security, IoT security, security of autonomous systems
  • Cybersecurity operations and analytics, cybersecurity analytics methodologies, machine learning system security, machine learning for security
  • Privacy: privacy by design, privacy preserving, secure multi-party computation, differential privacy, etc.
  • Human Factors of cybersecurity and privacy, economics of cybersecurity
  • Systems, software, network, mobile/wearable security and privacy.

    All candidates must have or expect to graduate with a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in computer and information science or a closely related field. Successful candidates are expected to develop an internationally competitive, externally funded research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching. Successful candidates for the Assistant Professor position should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field prior to beginning employment at Penn State and should demonstrate strong research potential and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education; Candidates for the Associate Professor position should have a Ph.D. and a strong track record of research, publications, and funding; Candidates for the Full Professor position should have a Ph.D. and a track record of research, publications, and funding that distinguishes them, nationally or internationally, as leaders in Cybersecurity. All candidates must pass a background check before beginning employment.

    The College of IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment with a strong, externally funded research program in cybersecurity and privacy. Additional opportunities for research collaboration are offered by other colleges at Penn State and by the Institute for Cyberscience, the Social Sciences Research Institute, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. The College has a strong Ph.D. program with over 130 Ph.D. students, and a rapidly growing Bachelor of Science major in Cybersecurity.

    To apply: Visit and upload your basic personal information. In addition, applicants must submit the following material to (1) cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) 2-5 page research statement, (4) 1-2 page teaching statement, and (5) 3-5 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by December 15, 2019. Inquiries about the position may be directed to

    The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State's 24 campuses, with undergraduate enrollment of approximately 44,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. The College of IST has award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Both faculty and students are dedicated to collaboration and applying knowledge to make our lives better. University Park is located in State College, Pennsylvania, which is ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.

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    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.